All you have to do is find out why Harry is prepared to blame an innocent man. That's the thread. Follow it. You'll reach the Silent Ones....
On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin SJ posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters....
Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering....
Centuries ago, in a blood-soaked land ruled by legendary gods and warring men, a prophecy foretold of a high king who would come to reign over all of the north....
Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant....
Charles J. Chaput presents a treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States today....
"A complexity worthy of le Carre at his best, ingeniously worked out, and surprising....Utterly convincing....a work of art." (The Scotsman)
"Impossible to put aside, this is a wonderful thriller." (Telegraph)
"Brodrick writes well about age and memory, buried pasts and the consequences of opening them up." (Guardian)
This is a lovely story beautifully read. Its quite complex and moving with a delightfully rich combination of characters and full of twists and turns. I wouldn't call it a thriller, more of an intriguing mystery spanning from the activities of the French resistance to the present day and the resulting effects for three families. This is so much more than an account of a war crimes trial. Father Anselm is a warm character that I quickly grew to like and I'm pleased to see that he features in the next William Brodrick book which is now on my wishlist. I've listened to The Sixth Lamentation once and am listening again to pick up on a few nuances I missed first time round. Highly recommended.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is a good story I agree with what the other reviewers have said but the reading is so very slow; every piece of punctuation is noticable like no other book that I've listened to, the effect is that the narrator dampens any tension which builds up. The ponderous delivery grated on me but others may like this style.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I was disappointed with this book, as critics had given it a good write up, as have other reviewers on this site, soem even comparing the author to John Le Carre.
Well, John Le Carre he is not. The prose style is very earnest and at times a tad wooden, there is no real narrative drive or tension, the characters dont really come alive, and whilst the book has an intricate and well thought-out plot it all seems too pat and neat - writing by numbers almost. Not helped by a very one-paced and occasionally too slow delivery, though to be fair, the characters are quite well delineated.
Still it passed the time not unpleasantly.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this audible book, I found the complex storylines intriguing and although they where ever-changing I had no difficulty in keeping up. It was a struggle to pull myself away and I looked forward to when I could find time to listen again. The narrator was so good I barely noticed him as I got caught up in the narrative (the sign of a good narrator, I think)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book looks back on the Nazi occupation of Paris and the persecution of the Jews. An old man, accused of being a Nazi, seeks santuary at Larkwood Priory, the monastery of Brother Anslem who is pulled into the hunt for the truth.
Slowly threads of different stories from the various characters come together and reveal a past riven with betrayal and guilt that these people have to live with in their own way.
A thoughtful and thought-provoking novel which was well read and compulisve listening.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
a murder mystery with a difference moving and very informative beautifully written - excellent
This audiobook was in a two for one offer but even so I found it very hard going. The characters were unrelentingly dreary and the plot convoluted to incomprehension. Even the ending went on and on and on ....... Introducing yet more unremarkable twists.